Ally Gosman – Segment 5

I will be running 188 miles in 7 days from Nephi to Vernal, UT as the Segment 5 runner in the 2020 Ultra Relay Team in honor of those diagnosed with MS.
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  • $1,650.00 Donated
  • $10,000.00 Goal
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About the Campaign

Runner Story

I have always been active. Growing up, I played the typical childhood sports – soccer, basketball, field hockey, baseball, and lacrosse. Once I got to college, the school sports ended, so I used the gym and boutique fitness classes as my getaway. It was a way for me to clear my head, de-stress, spend time on myself and maintain my health and well-being. Running was always part of my regime, but I only started increasing my miles after I was diagnosed with MS in May 2018. A short few months after my diagnosis and in the midst of my first treatment, I ran the New Balance Falmouth Road Race on the Finish MS team. The Army Ten Miler followed that then a Spartan Race at Fenway, 61 flights up the Clarendon Tower, 10 Miles at the Cherry Blossom Race in DC and 13.1 in the Brooklyn Half Marathon.

Needless to say, nothing is stopping me as I cope to live with this disease for the rest of my life.

Everyone’s case of MS is different and I am thankful that my symptoms are minimal. So when people ask me how I am feeling, I am proud to say that I am feeling great. Staying active is my natural drug and I credit my physical and mental strength to my gym Burn Boot Camp who continuously provides me with endless love and support that not only gets my day started, but on the path of success both personally and professionally

As my Dad says, it is life changing, not life threatening and as I told myself, I am going to do everything I always did, if not more. I know the Ultra Relay will be a challenge, but I can confidently say that it will test my limits in the best way possible.

The Ultra Relay

The MS Run the US – Relay is an annual 3,260 mile relay run across America for the multiple sclerosis (MS) cause.

The Relay begins each year mid-April in Santa Monica, CA and finishes mid-August in New York, NY. Our relay runners are selected via our online application process to participate as an individual segment runner as a part of the Ultra Relay Team. 

To participate each runner commits to fundraising $10,000 over ten months and to running approximately 160 miles over 6 consecutive days during his or her assigned relay segment. There are 19 segments total in the relay spanning from California to New York. Once selected each runner spends months training and fundraising prior to the event as they prepare to devote one week on the road with the nonprofit while completing their segment’s miles. Each runner’s segment is logistically coordinated back-to-back as a part of the collective team effort to run 3,260-miles over the duration of 4.5 months.